Key Dates of Global Chemical Laws and Regulations

Updated on 20 December 2016

Country/ Region

Key Date

Standards/Regulations

Event

Thailand

31 December 2016

The inventory of existing chemical

Deadline for substance entry into inventory of existing chemical

Japan

31 December 2016

JIS Z 7253 Hazard communication of chemicals based on GHS -- Labelling and Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

Coming into force, replacing standards JIS Z 7250 and JIS Z 7251

Thailand

1 January 2017

Administrative Decree

Standard No 2625-2557

Restrictions on use of lead in enamel paint begin.

Australia

1 January 2017

Hazardous chemicals including Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS)

GHS labelling for workplace chemicals becomes mandatory

Indonesia

1 January 2017

MoI No.23/M-IND/PER/4/2013

Mixture shall comply with GHS

Argentina

1 January 2017

SRT No. 801/2015

Mixture shall comply with GHS

Philippines

1 January 2017

Department of Environment and Natural Resources administrative order 2015-19

GHS compliance for high volume chemicals comes into force

China

1 January 2017

GB/T 32374-2015: Phrase and Codification of Chemical Hazard Statements

Phrase and Codification of Chemical Hazard Statements comes into effect

South Korea

28 January 2017

K-REACH

K-REACH exemption applications to be submitted to KECO

South Korea

28 January 2017

K-REACH

K-REACH hazardous chemical notifications to be submitted to KEITI

Thailand

13 March 2017

Thailand's Classification System and Hazard Communication of Hazardous Substance BE2555

Mandatory implementation for mixtures (GHS)

Japan

31 March 2017

A list of candidate substances published by MHLW

MHLW to confirm substances selected for risk assessment

South Korea

6 April 2017

 Ministry of Employment and Labour's publicnotice 2016-19

End of grace period for compliance

Taiwan

1 May 2017

CNS 15663

Deadline for changes to electrical product certificates

EU

31 May 2017

EU-REACH

Deadline for EU-REACH late pre-registration

Canada

31 May 2017

WHMIS 2015

Manufacturers and importers shall comply with WHMIS 2015

Singapore

1 June 2017

Environmental Protection and Management Act  Order 2016

Come into force

South Korea

30 June 2017

K-REACH

Deadline for annual report in 2016

Taiwan

1 July 2017

CNS 15663

Photocopiers and printers to be registered with BSMI

Taiwan

1 July 2017

CNS 15663

IT equipment to be registered with BSMI

Taiwan

1 July 2017

CNS 15663

Projectors and lighting equipment to be registered with BSMI

Taiwan

31 December 2017

TCSCA

OSHA

First designated list for standard registration announced (phase 2)

Japan

31 December 2017

METI Announcement

Notification period ends for companies testing ‘default candidate’ substances

Taiwan

1 January 2018

CNS 15663

Computer accessories and point-of-service equipment to be registered with BSMI

China

31 May 2018

GB 31701-2015

End of transition period for children's textile products

EU

31 May 2018

EU-REACH

End of grace period - EU-REACH pre-registration

South Korea

1 July 2018

K-REACH

End of grace period - PECs joint registration

Mexico

October 2018

NOM-018-STPS-2015

A mandatory GHS regulation in Mexico comes into force

Mexico

October 2018

NOM-018-STPS-2000

NOM-018-STPS-2014

Both of them are repealed.

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